Guadalupe River Fly Fishing

The MOST popular fly fishing river in Texas.

Near Austin and San Antonio, the Guadalupe River is a fly fishing paradise. The river is draped with spanish moss hanging from cypress trees. There are long stretches through gorges with 1,000 foot walls.

There are two sections for fly fishing the Guadalupe River: the Upper and the Lower. The lower section is a tail-water stretch below the Canyon Lake dam west of Gruene. In this section, you can expect to find rainbow trout and brown trout between six to eighteen inches. On the upper section above Canyon Lake, you can expect to find smallmouth bass, Guadalupe largemouth bass, white bass and perch. The Midge hatch is pretty much all year round, as is the Caddis hatch (except January and February).

Both the State of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited stock trout on the Guadalupe River each year, and the trout even survive during the hot summers.

While the best fly fishing on the Guadalupe River is below the dam, most access points are on private property and require an access fee.

Overall, Guadalupe River is the 1st most popular fly fishing river of all 8 fly fishing spots in Texas.

Guadalupe River w/ In The Hills Fishing Excursions

Guadalupe River w/ In The Hills Fishing Excursions

Guadalupe River w/ In The Hills Fishing Excursions

Guadalupe River w/ In The Hills Fishing Excursions

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Texas Tourism (800) 888- 8TEX; In The Hills Fishing Excursions Guide Service (830) 964-5565; Castell Guide Service (325) 423-0045.

Recommended Book:  "50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish" from Wendy Gunn

Best Season:  Any

Luxury Loding:  Guadalupe River Lodge (830) 964-5565

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Date Updated:  4/13/2017

ID:  19605

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